Boxscore
Tennessee 47, Akron 26
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Neyland Stadium
Attendance - 81719

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Akron 10 13 0 3 26
Tennessee 10 13 7 17 47

Recap


Tennessee 47, Akron 26: Tyler Bray threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns as Tennessee held off a valiant upset effort from visiting Akron.

The junior quarterback struggled early - throwing a pass that was intercepted by Avis Commack and returned for a TD on his team's first drive - but made few mistakes the rest of the way, leading the Volunteers (3-1) to their fifth win in five tries against teams from the Mid-American Conference.

Dalton Williams led the Akron offense, completing 27 of 49 passes for 229 yards to add to his season totals that rank amongst the best in the nation. Williams' game was ruined by three interceptions, with his third leading to a back-breaking Tennessee touchdown in the fourth quarter.

With the Vols leading 33-26, Williams was picked by Eric Gordon, giving Tennessee the ball at the Akron 19-yard line. One play later, Bray hit Justin Hunter for a touchdown and an insurmountable 40-26 lead.

Rajion Neal set a career high with 151 rushing yards on 22 carries for Tennessee and Hunter finished with eight catches for 115 yards.

Marquelo Suel pulled in 12 catches for 92 yards in a losing effort for Akron, a career best in both categories.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Terry Bowden fell to 0-3 all-time against Tennessee, after an 0-2 record as head coach at Auburn… The win marks Tennessee’s first nine-game non-conference win streak since a 10-game run from 2000-02… The two teams combined for a total of 977 yards for the game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:25
Akron   TD  Tennessee 0 - Akron 7
1st Quarter - 9:55
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 7 - Akron 7
1st Quarter - 6:55
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 10 - Akron 7
1st Quarter - 3:27
Akron   FG  Tennessee 10 - Akron 10
2nd Quarter - 14:53
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 13 - Akron 10
2nd Quarter - 10:40
Akron   FG  Tennessee 13 - Akron 13
2nd Quarter - 8:12
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 20 - Akron 13
2nd Quarter - 5:04
Akron   FG  Tennessee 20 - Akron 16
2nd Quarter - 2:14
Akron   TD  Tennessee 20 - Akron 23
2nd Quarter - 1:03
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 23 - Akron 23
3rd Quarter - 6:47
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 30 - Akron 23
4th Quarter - 14:50
Akron   FG  Tennessee 30 - Akron 26
4th Quarter - 12:28
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 33 - Akron 26
4th Quarter - 9:02
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 40 - Akron 26
4th Quarter - 6:34
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 47 - Akron 26
TEAMS

Team Records

  Akron Tennessee
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Akron Tennessee
Score 26 47
First Downs 18 33
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 344 633
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-115 46-232
Average/Rush 4.4 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 27-49 27-43
Passing Yards 229 401
Average/Pass Play 4.6 9.3
Penalties-Yards 6-40 5-30
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 28:36 31:24

PLAYER STATS

Akron (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Williams 27/49 229 0 3
Tennessee (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bray 27/43 401 4 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Q. Hines 6 76 12.7 1
J. Chisholm 14 53 3.8 0
C. Hundley 2 8 4.0 0
D. Williams 1 -4 -4.0 0
T. Williams 1 -10 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Neal 22 151 6.9 0
M. Lane Jr. 9 47 5.2 0
J. King 1 18 18.0 0
C. Patterson 2 12 6.0 0
Q. Watson 8 6 0.8 0
A. Howard 1 3 3.0 0
A. Johnson 2 2 1.0 1
T. Bray 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Suel 12 92 7.7 0
Z. D'Orazio 6 72 12.0 0
T. Williams 1 21 21.0 0
K. Sconiers 2 17 8.5 0
D. Frieson 4 11 2.8 0
L. Smith 1 9 9.0 0
W. Fleming 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hunter 8 115 14.4 1
Z. Rogers 3 72 24.0 0
M. Lane Jr. 2 49 24.5 0
M. Rivera 2 43 21.5 0
J. Carter 1 24 24.0 1
R. Neal 3 22 7.3 1
B. Bartholomew 2 21 10.5 0
C. Patterson 2 20 10.0 0
A. Howard 2 18 9.0 0
V. Dallas 1 11 11.0 0
B. Downs 1 6 6.0 1
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